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Will contest from Mumbai South Central if there's no BJP-Sena

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

said Wednesday that if there is no alliance between the and Shiv Sena, he would be the NDA's candidate from the Mumbai South Central constituency.

At present Shiv Sena's represents this seat.

Athawale, of the (RPI(A)), was speaking to reporters in suburban Chembur.

"The RPI (A) and have already decided to contest Lok Sabha elections jointly. If the and Sena could not form alliance, I am going to be NDA's candidate from south-central," he said.

"I have decided to contest from this constituency. If BJP and Sena form alliance, then I will appeal to (Sena chief) Uddhav Thackeray to leave the south-central to the RPI (A). If there is no alliance, then I do not think the BJP will have any issue supporting my candidature from there," he said.

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 20:25 IST